Pocket-Sized Solar Panel from Goal Zero


Snatch the Guide 10 Adventure Kit from your jacket pocket, unfurl the solar panels, and you’re ready to charge the four included AA batteries or optional AAA batteries. 

This new arrival from Goal Zero, a manufacturer of portable solar-power products, frees you from reliance on an available electrical outlet and leaves no carbon footprint.

In the box are the Nomad 7 Solar Panel, Guide 10 Battery Pack, Ultra Charge Solar Cord, 12V cigarette adapter and a four-pack of AA rechargeable batteries.

The Guide 10 Adventure Kit recharges cell phones, too, via a built-in USB (2.5 watts; 5 volts) output. And there’s a built-in LED flashlight that supplies illumination for some 20 hours per charge.

The Nomad 7 Solar Panel uses 7 watt mono-crystalline solar technology. The panel weighs 0.8 lb. Its dimensions when folded are 6 x 9 x 1 inches; unfolded, 19 x 9 x 0.1 inches. In optimal sunshine, the battery pack can be charged in about 1.5 hours, though charging time can take two  to four times longer in less favorable weather conditions, according to the company.



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The Nomad 7 Solar Panel from Goal Zero is a lightweight, weather-resistant, chainable solar panel that enables you to charge handheld USB/12V gear directly from the sun. It will charge a Goal Zero Switch or a Guide 10 Plus in 3-6 hours.

Dimensions Folded: 9.0 x 1.5 x 6.5" (22.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm)
Unfolded:                9.0 x 1.5 x 17.0" (22.9 x 3.8 x 43.2 cm)

The Solar e Charger from Wagan Tech is a portable power pack that features dual solar panels and an internal battery. The unit folds in half, to maximize the portability and to protect the solar panels when not in use. A magnetic closure holds the case closed. For ease of use, the internal battery can be charged using the solar panels or with the included 110VAC house or 12VDC car/vehicle charging adapters. The 110-240VAC adapter has a USB port for the 32" cord, and the fused 12 VDC car adapter features a hard-wired coiled cord that stretches from 21" to 53". Both adapters have red LED indicators that light when plugged in and powered. Multi-color LED indicators on the e Charger show the charging and battery status.


Closed: 5.0 x 3.3 x 1.0" (12.7 x 8.4 x 2.5 cm)

Open: 5.0 x 6.0 x 0.5" (12.7 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm)

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